The institute for Inverted Histories (also known as iIh) was established to bring lesser known historical narratives surrounding gender, political and cultural identities to a larger public via publications, public discussions, and designed museum and gallery displays. iIh seeks out contradictory narratives, uncollected bits of larger stories, or reinterpretations of dominant narratives or structures. These projects are united by a strong desire for objects and experiences that acknowledge the mysteries and contradictions that persist among the material traces of history (or history in the making).
Rebecca Sittler is photographer, writer and Associate Professor of Art at California State University, Long Beach. She has exhibited her work in over 60 exhibitions in the last 10 years at venues such as: Sam Lee Gallery, Daniel Cooney Gallery, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, the Photographic Center Northwest, Torrance Musuem of Art, the Griffin Museum, Atlantic Center for the Arts, RayKo Gallery, Photographic Resource Center, as well as the University of Florida, Texas Woman’s University, Boston University, and Washington State University. Internationally Sittler’s photographs have been shown in Russia, South Korea, China and England. She received her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 2003 where she studied under the guidance of Abelardo Morell, Laura McPhee and Frank Gohlke.
Anastasia Palamarchuk is a graphic designer currently pursuing her MFA at Yale School of Art.